The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 871 841 851
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 4 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.007% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 5
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,600 £28,257
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary - - £30,214
Desktop Support Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101839 94667 105264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.36% 94.21% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83149 79374 90534
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Desktop Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist across the England region.

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Trend in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 4 £30,000 -
Desktop Support Specialist
UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Desktop Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Specialist in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Sysprep
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) CentOS
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
5 2 (28.57%) AppSense
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) WSUS
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V

Desktop Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Desktop Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Sysprep
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
3 2 (28.57%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Lumension
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee